Father David Bauer Olympic Arena

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Father David Bauer Olympic Arena
Father David Bauer Olympic Arena 2.jpg
Location 2424 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3Y9
Owner City of Calgary
Capacity 1,750 (seated, hockey)
Surface Ice
Opened 1963
Calgary Dinos (U Sports) (1963-present)

The Father David Bauer Olympic Arena is an ice hockey arena in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It seats about 1,750 for hockey with a standing room capacity of over 2,000. It is named after Father David Bauer, a Hockey Hall of Famer and hockey pioneer.

Canada's defunct national touring team, the brainchild of Bauer, also staged tryouts there. The arena was built in 1963.[1]

The arena uses the 200 by 100 feet (61 by 30 m) (or Olympic) sized ice surface. A second arena, the Norma Bush Arena is attached to the facility, and has a 185 by 85 feet (56 by 26 m) artificial ice surface.[2]

The arena is the home of the Calgary Mustangs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League and the Calgary Dinos university hockey team. It is also the home of Hockey Canada, the Western Hockey League major junior circuit, the AAA Midget Flames of the Alberta Midget Hockey League and is often used as the training facility for the Canadian Olympic and junior national teams.[2]

FDB also hosts games for the annual Mac's AAA midget hockey tournament.

The arena was used for a few ice hockey games at the 1988 Winter Olympics as well as the compulsory figures section of the men's and women's figure skating competitions .[3]

The arena is located in the same complex as McMahon Stadium and Foothills Stadium, adjacent to the University of Calgary.

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Coordinates: 51°04′26″N 114°07′35″W / 51.07389°N 114.12639°W / 51.07389; -114.12639 (Father David Bauer Olympic Arena)